Nadezhda Savchenko went on hunger strike

Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Hope Savchenko

Former Ukrainian pilot, Verkhovna Rada Deputy Nadiya Savchenko announced a hunger strike in protest against government inaction in the release of prisoners. She stated this during the press-conferences, transfers “112 Ukraine”.

“From today I declare a hunger strike again on the inaction of those in power around the world for the liberation of Ukrainians from captivity. The hunger strike will keep until the day of a positive result,” — said Savchenko.

She recalled that the strike was “one instrument” her release from Russian jail.

Savchenko’s almost a year and a half was in Russian jail on charges of murder of journalists WGDR in the Donbass in the summer of 2014. In March 2016, she was sentenced to 22 years in prison, but on may 25 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about pardon of the Ukrainian pilot. The same day she returned to the Ukraine.

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During his imprisonment in Russia, Savchenko was on hunger strike several times. The last hunger strike, she was asked to stop the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.